Monthly Archives: July 2014


LUSAKA, July 31 – President Michael Sata has sworn in Musa Mwenye AS Zambia’s new Attorney-General and Abraham Mwansa as Solicitor-General. Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony at State House Lusaka Wednesday, the President congratulated the two and encouraged them to work in the interest of the Zambian people. The swearing in ceremony was attended by

Don’t Be Content After Winning, Munyonga Told

ZAMBIA National Service (ZNS) commandant, Nathan Mulenga has aised 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Boas Munyonga not to be complacent after his achievement in Scotland. Speaking during the presentation of the medal at ZNS headquarters in Lusaka, Lieutenant-General Mulenga said the service and nation were proud of Munyonga’s achievement at such a big event. “We

Matete Salutes Mupopo

FORMER world 400 metres hurdles champion, Samuel Matete has hailed African women 400 metres champion, Kabange Mupopo for her performance at the ongoing Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Scotland. Mupopo, who was impressive in the preliminary round of the 400 metres race, succumbed to elimination after finishing sixth in the semi-finals. But Matete said in an

Squash, Badminton Stars Tossed Out

BUDDING badminton star, Chongo Ngosa has been tossed out from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games here as the curtains are slowly being drawn for Zambia’s medals in badminton, squash and table tennis. With the badminton duo of Ngosa and Chongo Mulenga eliminated from both the singles and doubles men’s events, expectations in claiming medals in

Solwezi Lecturer Nabbed Over Loan

A LECTURER at Solwezi Teachers Training College has been arrested for falsely obtaining a loan of K49,000 under the Ministry of Youth and Sports’ Youth Development Fund (YDF). Godfrey Nshibani, 51, was arrested by the Drug-Enforcement Commission (DEC) Anti-money Laundering Investigations Unit for obtaining credit by false pretences. Nshibani was alleged to have committed the

Man Gets 40 Years for Manslaughter

THE Kitwe High Court has sentenced a 21-year- old man of Solwezi to 40 years imprisonment with hard labour for manslaughter for his role in causing the death of another man on suspicion that he was a wizard. High Court Judge -in- charge Catherine Makungu sent to jail John Nkonde, 21, of Leza village in

Kitwe Taxi Driver Found Dead

A TAXI driver in Kitwe has been found dead inside his vehicle which was parked on the road in Garneton area. The taxi was found parked along Thorite Road with the driver lying dead inside the vehicle in unclear circumstances. Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Joyce Kasosa named the taxi driver as John Musonda of 888

Mwenye, Mwansa Sworn in

PRESIDENT Michael Sata has sworn in Musa Mwenye and Abraham Mwansa as Attorney-General and Solicitor-General, respectively. During the swearing-in ceremony held at State House yesterday, President Sata congratulated the duo and encouraged them to work in the interest of the Zambian people. This is according to a statement by State House Special Assistant for Press

State Raises U.S.$2 Billion to Boost Agro Sector Output

THE Government has raised a total of US$2.125 billion for the implementation of the National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP) which aims at increasing agricultural productivity. About $2.730 billion is required for implementing the NAIP in line with the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) over the next five years from 2014 to 2018. Agriculture and